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Beyond Ada: The Future Of Women In STEM

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Originally posted on Huffington Post

By Becky Plummer
Senior Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP in London

Happy Ada Lovelace Day everyone! Today is a day to celebrate the incredible achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) who’ve come before us. It’s also a day to look to the future.

Without more Women in Technology, the Year 2050 Could be our Most Backward in a Century

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Originally posted on the Telegraph

By BECKY PLUMMER
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT BLOOMBERG

From pacemakers to personal computers and the internet, there is no doubt that there has been more technological advancement in the last century than ever before in history.

Yet many of us struggle to think of an innovation pioneered by a woman.

How I Became a Techie: Hugo Romero

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“If you’re going to be in this field, you always need to want to make the world better.” — Hugo Romero

How I Became a Techie: Saura Naderi

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“Engineering is just a tool and anyone can use it. It’s not limited to super geniuses.” — Saura Naderi

My earliest memory of using technology is playing with a Teddy Ruxpin, this little teddy bear that could move around and tell stories, and his friend who was a worm. I would put a tape cassette in their backs, push “play,” and their mouths would open and they’d talk to each other. I think I was about four. There’s a video of me having these two animatronic toys talk to each other.

Challenged to be our Very Best - Lisa Morden, Senior Director, Global Sustainability of Kimberly-Clark

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We pushed ourselves to look beyond the responsibility of our operational footprint into other areas throughout the value chain. We’ve forged stronger partnerships across our own teams and with customers, suppliers, business partners and nongovernmental organizations to achieve our goals.

Integrating sustainability – in its multiple facets – into the business is about realizing where the intersection of the world’s social and environmental challenges meet K-C’s business imperatives.

How I became a techie: Guy Kayombya

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“I’ve always liked creating things that are autonomous; it’s like giving life to this thing that’s going to interact with its environment.” — Guy Kayombya

My earliest memory of working with technology is in the fourth grade. I grew up in Nairobi , Kenya, and lucky for me, my school had a computer lab. I remember being drawn to its computers. And then my teacher introduced us to programming. What’s fun about programming is that you get to create things that can then run by themselves.

How I became a techie: Kiva Allgood

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"Tech is my passion." -Kiva Allgood

My passion for technology and science actually started when I was a kid. I'm one of five kids, and I am the only girl. So I have had the pleasure of blowing up things and setting off rockets and doing kind of all of those guys' things since I was a little girl.

Shaping Innovation Through Play

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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Celebrating a Nation of Makers

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Try to remember the most memorable moment from science class and you’ll probably think of the time your teacher had you build a rocket or make ice cream in a plastic bag. It’s these types of hands on “making” experiences that inspire creativity in students and spark interest in STEM careers.  

Village Capital Launches Venture Development Program to Bridge the Skills Gap Between Education and Employment

13 startups from 8 states selected to participate; two ventures will secure US $150,000 total in funding through peer review
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Washington, DC – Today Village Capital in collaboration with AT&T, as part of AT&T Aspire, announced the full cohort of entrepreneurs participating in Village Capital’s “Education: US 2016,” a venture development program to support early-stage entrepreneurs bridging the skills gap between education and employment. The full cohort is listed below.

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